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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 4th district
January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Tillie K. Fowler|
|Member of the Florida Senate
from the 8th district
April 1986 – November 1994
|Preceded by||Joe Carlucci|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 24th district
November 1972 – November 1978
|Preceded by||Joe Kennelly|
September 1, 1944 |
|Spouse(s)||Kitty Kirk Crenshaw|
|Alma mater||University of Georgia, University of Florida|
|Occupation||investment banker, attorney|
Ander Crenshaw (born September 1, 1944) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes Baker, Nassau and Duval counties.
Early life, education and career 
Crenshaw was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and earned his (B.A.) at the University of Georgia in 1966 and later received his law degree from the University of Florida. He was an investment banker before being elected to Congress. Crenshaw served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978 and in the Florida State Senate from 1986 to 1994. He was the first Republican Senate president in 118 years. Crenshaw was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2000.
Early political career 
Statewide runs 
In 1994, he ran to be Florida Governor, but lost the primary to Jeb Bush, who won with a plurality of 46%. Crenshaw got just 12% of the vote in fourth place. State Secretary of State Jim Smith and State Treasurer Tom Gallagher got 18% and 13% of the vote respectively.
State Legislature 
Crenshaw served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1972 through 1978.
He returned to public office in 1986, winning a special election for a seat in the Florida Senate that he held through 1994. He became the first Republican elected president of the Senate in 118 years in November 1992, but agreed to serve only one year instead of the usual two, as a compromise between Republicans and Democrats who were evenly split in the Senate that year.
U.S. House of Representatives 
Committee assignments 
- Committee on Appropriations
Caucus memberships 
- Crohn's and Colitis Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Effective Foreign Assistance (Co-Chair)
- International Conservation Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Nepal Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Sportsmen's Caucus
- Tea Party Caucus
Crenshaw is currently a Deputy Majority Whip in the Republican leadership.
Despite his support of the bill, he issued a press release to "applaud the organizers and participants" of the April 15, 2009, First Coast Tax Day Tea Party, in Jacksonville, Florida, one of the many 2009 Tea Party protests which condemned any bailouts.
Political campaigns 
In 1994, he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Governor, winning several counties but ultimately losing out to Jeb Bush. Crenshaw finished fourth (12.1%) behind Tom Gallagher and Jim Smith.
In 2000, Crenshaw returned to politics when he won the Republican nomination for the 4th District after Tillie Fowler retired to honor a self-imposed four-term limit. He easily won in November, becoming only the fourth person to represent this district since its creation in 1943 (it was the 2nd District from 1943 to 1967, the 3rd District from 1967 to 1993, and has been the 4th since 1993). He has been reelected five times with no substantive opposition in what has become one of the most Republican districts in Florida. He even ran unopposed in 2002 and 2004, and faced no major-party opposition in 2010.
Crenshaw was challenged by Independent Troy Stanley. Gary L. Koniz and Deborah "Deb" Katz Pueschel also qualified as write-ins.
Personal life 
- "Bailout Roll Call". 2008-09-29. Archived from the original on 1 October 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2008.
- / "Crenshaw on Tax Day: "American Families Being Left to Foot the Bill for a Bloated Government"". 2009-04-15.
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- Ander Crenshaw for U.S. Congress official campaign site
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (federal office) at OpenSecrets.org
- Staff salaries, trips and personal finance (federal office) at LegiStorm.com
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Voting record at The Washington Post
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
|United States House of Representatives|
Tillie K. Fowler
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 4th congressional district
|United States order of precedence|
William Lacy Clay
|United States Representatives by seniority